As part of Brighton Artists Open Houses, Blank Studios, Portslade is open to the public and holding an exchange programme of free workshops. Also on display will be a large scale Felt wall hanging illustrating the history and buildings of Portslade made using wool from World of Wool!
Grannies Inc is an ethical fashion label providing cutting edge knitwear design hand made by grannies around the UK and they are holding a competition to find the best 5 hand or machine knitted vest designs from the most talented designers, crafters and knitters across the UK.
The best 30 designs will be showcased on their exclusive pop-up catwalks in some of London's hottest parks in July this summer.
Catwalk shows will be run all day and both the public and the star grannies will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite designs. These events will be heavily publicised to press, bloggers and key members of the media in order to gain maximum exposure for you and Grannies Inc.
The 5 winning designers will each receive an £100 Grannies, Inc. gift voucher for use on http://www.granniesinc.co.uk AND...
Winners will have their designs pitched to a panel of top Liberty fashion buyers on 20 August in the hope of stocking the designs in this prestigious store.
On top of this the winning designs will be sold on the Grannies Inc website, and produced solely by their team of talented grannies.
Applications close on 18 June. For more information go to: http://www.granniesinc.co.uk/competition.php
Textile artist and felt maker Brenda Marshall will be exhibiting her work at the Hay on Wye Festival of Literature on 29 May along with other like-minded craft people.
http://www.baffle.co.uk is a new online gift boutique, which sells unique, handcrafted, affordable home accessories and home comforts.
It's a cottage industry, run single-handedly from East Lothian, Scotland by Julia Douglas, an ambitious, respected and award winning visual artist and designer, with an unquenchable passion for stylish, functional and carefully constructed home accessories.
What makes baffie special is that Julia personally cherry picks the very best of handmade home comforts from Scotland and beyond, from creative, small, independent businesses, and that products are limited to only the most unique and high quality so that customers can enjoy a leisurely browse without being overwhelmed by having to plough through hundreds of inferior products to finally stumble across what they desire.
This week only, there's a truly special baffie giveaway happening over on Kathryn Sharman's blog at http://www.katgotthecream.blogspot.com Kathryn is a self-confessed devotee of 'all things hand-made and second-hand, vintage and retro'. This giveaway gift pretty much covers all of these passions, as well as being extremely pretty and smelling divine!
It's absolutely FREE TO ENTER, no purchase necessary, no cost of P&P, nothing, nada, rien, nichts, just a few minutes of your time.
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